Toasts are not to be confused with Speeches. Toasts may be separate from the speeches, or may be the end part of the speech, but they are separate from the actual speech.
Anyone presenting a toast should be asked to prepare in advance. The Best man presents the first toast, which can be immediately after the cake cutting ceremony but this is not necessarily so. (Note; when you are the person being toasted, you do not drink out of your glass.) The wedding host (traditionally the father of the bride) toasts the couple. Other parental figures of the couple toast the couple.
Other good times for toasts are before or after the first course is served or after the main course has been eaten. If toasts are offered after the first course, then the cake cutting ceremony should be delayed until after the guests have completed their main course.
After the Best man has presented his toast, then the father of the bride may offer a toast to the bride and groom and to the groom's parents, welcoming the union of the two families. The Groom may then toast his new wife and both sets of parents.
These first three toasts may then be followed by toasts from other special guests.
Normally your best man is the ‘master of ceremonies’ at a wedding reception so the toasts start with the best man.
|Wedding Planner Guide Index|
|2||Your Suppliers - by category|
|3||Your Suppliers - Use Professionals|
|4||Who Pays for What? - Groom or Bride?|
|5||Put it in Writing - confirm by email|
|6||Your Cash Book|
|7||Your Guest List - Day & Evening List|
|8||Setting the Date - Friday or Saturday?|
|9a||Choosing the Venue & Venue Questions|
|9b||Matching Venue to Wedding|
|10||Appoint your own Wedding Planner/ Toastmaster|
|11a||Wedding Day Schedule - handy information|
|11c||The Ceremony - How everyone is seated|
|11d||Welcome Drinks & Photographs|
|11e||Wedding Breakfast & Evening Entertainment|
|12||Your Invitations & Wedding Stationery|
|13||Wedding Cake - useful info about cakes|
|14||Wedding Toasts - order of toasts|
|15||Wedding Day Countdown - tasks to do when|
|A||Planning your Wedding at Craig y Nos|
|B||Accommodation Reserving and Booking for Guests|
|C||Wedding Breakfast Menu Planning for Guests|
|D||Table Setting - seating plan for Guests|
|E||Running Order of the Day - Timings, Furnishings|
|F||Accommodation Planning for Guests B&B|